Shibaura Machine announces new UK sales and service partner for injection moulding machines
TM Robotics, the distribution partner for Shibaura Machine — formerly Toshiba Machine — robotics, has taken on the exclusive supply of Shibaura Machine injection moulding machines in the UK and Ireland. TM Robotics will form the British and Irish arm of Shibaura Machine Europe, headquartered in Italy, hiring two specialist engineers and ensuring the continuation of service and maintenance for existing injection moulding machine users in the region.
The new offering includes the all-electric SXIII injection moulding machine series from Shibaura Machine. The range of machines feature enhanced versability and performance and streamlined design, providing significantly faster injection speeds than traditional moulding equipment. Available in 17 different injection capacities and dimensions, the series is ideal for virtually any moulding application, including automotive, aerospace, packaging and medical.
In addition to the supply of the all-electric series, TM Robotics will also supply parts and perform maintenance for hydraulic Shibaura Machine — and Toshiba Machine — injection moulding equipment in the field.
The expansion of TM Robotics portfolio reinforces the company’s strong partnership with Shibaura Machine. Having distributed its extensive range of SCARA, Cartesian and 6-axis robots for over 20 years, TM Robotics has an unrivalled relationship with Shibaura Machine’s headquarters and a thorough knowledge of the company’s industrial technology.
The sale of injection moulding machines will now be overseen centrally by the TM Robotics team — which boasts a cumulative 75 years of experience working with Shibaura Machine equipment.
As part of the change, Peter Coltman and Jakub Urbanek will join TM Robotics as injection moulding machine service manager and injection moulding machine/industrial robot assistant service manager. Having worked exclusively with Shibaura Machine’s injection moulding equipment since 2018, the new engineers will ensure a smooth transition from the previous UK sales and service partner. Existing customers should expect no disruption to their usual service.
In addition to supplying the all-electric series, TM Robotics will also provide parts and perform maintenance for legacy Shibaura Machine — and Toshiba Machine — equipment in the field.
TM Robotics’ customers in the robotics area can also expect access to a wider breadth of equipment, with new combinations of Shibaura Machine robots and injection moulding machines available.
“TM Robotics has long supplied robots for loading and unloading of injection moulding applications,” explained Nigel Smith, managing director of TM Robotics. “The combination of Shibaura Machine robots and injection moulding machines in our portfolio allows us to expand the automation possibilities for our customers.
“Many end users have traditionally chosen Cartesian X-Y gantry style robots to unload injection moulding machines. However, there are far more options available within our robotics range,” continued Smith. “As part of our portfolio, we can offer 6-axis equipment with large payloads, or a ceiling mounted SCARAs for those with much more compact work areas.”
Shibaura Machine Europe, which oversees the sales and service of injection moulding equipment in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Africa welcomes TM Robotics as a partner.
“We’re very happy to support TM Robotics as our UK and Ireland sales partner,” explained Kazuo Takamura, managing director of Shibaura Machine Europe in Italy. “Joining our other partners who span Spain, the Netherlands, Czech Republic and South Africa, TM Robotics can now satisfy our customer’s automation cell demands in the United Kingdom and Ireland.”
More information on the Shibaura Machine injection moulding offering can be found on the TM Robotics website . To contact the team directly, please call +44 (0) 1707 291111 or e-mail email@example.com .